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Benq HC1200 Projector

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11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 38dB Nov 2014
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The BeQ Colorific HC1200 is the first sRGB color projector. The HC1200's focus on color accuracy and the right brightness make BeQ's HC1200 the ideal choice for conference room or home theater... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Projectors produced by Benq are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Examiner.com wrote “Excellent quality for data images” in their review of the Benq HC1200.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq HC1200 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq HC1200 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the HC1200 also support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq HC1200 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all data projectors of this age and spec is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Benq HC1200 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). In addition, this data projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC1200 ranges from 640 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq HC1200 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the data projectors of a similar age and type to the HC1200. Most of the 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HC1200 only have two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the Benq HC1200's offset of 130 percent is one of the biggest. The average offset of 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the HC1200 is 130%.

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Very High Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 1M to 1,100M. When compared to other 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC1200 that we have checked, the number of colours of the Benq HC1200 of 1,070 million is one of the highest.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq HC1200 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HC1200 have projector brightness of between 3,000 ANSI lumens and 5,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq HC1200 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HC1200.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq HC1200 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC1200. The lamp service lives of 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC1200 range from 2,000h to 3,500h, and the average lamp service life is 2,700h.

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Very Wide

The width of the Benq HC1200 of 360.1 millimeters is one of the widest amongst multimedia projectors of this type and age. The narrowest similar spec data projector that has been on the market for around the same time as the HC1200 is 310mm wide, the widest is 370mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq HC1200

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq HC1200 has a fairly average noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
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Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

(4)
31 July 2015

There's so much good to say about Benq's HC 1200 sRGB DLP Projector that lets get the negatives, of which there aren't many, up front. The biggest thing is that there's no optical lens shift, not... Read more…

Excellent color balance, adhering to sRGB st ard
Very good brightness in accurate color mode
Good zoom ratio 1.5 1) for easier setup
Good contrast
No dust filter to be maintained
Lower than average rated lamp life
No wireless networking
Noisier than some of the competition
Suffers from some rainbow effect for those who may be sensitive to it
Occasionally shows rainbow artifacts, primarily with full-motion video

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the HC1200 a winner.Many multimedia projectors on the market chase after maximum lumen output, usually at the expense of color accuracy.... Read more…

20 March 2015

Meant as a projector for both data and home-theater use, the BenQ HC1200 offers 1080p (1,920-by-1,080) resolution, an emphasis on color accuracy, and a promise that colors won't fade over time...

10 February 2015

Projectorcentral.com

Most conference room projectors are bright, first and foremost. Often, this comes at the expense of color and contrast performance as accuracy is traded for even more lumens. And while this... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Daniel

Support from benq is horrid. we didn't immediately deploy it after ordering because we were in the midst of constructing the room it'd be used it. when we mounted it, we found a problem with the... Read more…

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Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Tarpons
Tarpons would recommend the BenQ HC1200 (Verified Purchase)

This DLP projector has great clarity. The projections are crisp, clear and bright. It works great in a classroom or meeting setting...

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.44
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $94.28
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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